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Old 03-16-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Oops, screwed into our black tank.

While screwing down our new floors, we screwed into our black tank about 1/4". Not a through and through but want to do a plastic weld to prevent it getting any worse but need to know what type of plastic the tank is made of. Anyone out there know? We have a 1992 Excella. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Is the plastic black, or white? If black, it is probably ABS. If White, probably HDPE.

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Old 03-16-2020, 01:59 PM   #3
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My tank is black HDPE. Try using a soldering iron or heat gun. If it's HDPE you can just smoosh the hole closed.
If ABS you can just solvent glue a patch on.
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3M5200. Purchase at Lowes. Expensive but water won't bother it and won't come off. boatbuilders use it all the time
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the tips. We found someone who does plastic welding who is coming out today to fill and weld the hole.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:24 AM   #7
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That's the best way. Not much sticks to HDPE.
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:38 AM   #8
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So you are seeing double posts on this topic. My husband posted as well. One hand not telling the other what we've done and here we are. Thanks again everyone!
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Clean the area with electronic cleaner aerosol and let it dry...then patch with JB Weld. Permanent fix.
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Stainless #10 screw with a dab of sikaflex 221. Good for many years
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